lucky woman

A package came to my house this week… a package for me! From Molly Bees!!

The girls were wild about the box… must’ve been they could smell Bentley…

And inside?
a funny bag

Some lovely teal fingering wool from Blackberry Ridge,
(I think this might be destined for something for the potter who made this wine goblet… it is exactly her color!)

and a little goody for me and a little something to amuse me at work,

and do you see something at the edge of that photo??? It’s this,
the Branching Out scarf! At first I guessed silk road aran, or maybe something called katmandhu, but then I remembered these are heavier yarns… and then it came to me, silky wool (and I see it’s in the sweet green color).

WOW! Thanks so much Molly Bee!!!!

spam bots?

Did you see this Washington Post article about some spam bot place with ties to all sorts of unsavory activity that was recently shut down. It says that worldwide spam dropped something like 75% that day.

But I think it was that day that the spam bot comments on this blog started back with a vengeance (they’d been gone for some time…). Anybody else notice an upswing or downswing in spam comments?


I don’t know. Maybe because the sign was in Whitefield… But I have no idea, NO IDEA what this is about…
Anybody know what skunk cheese is??

I’m finding that I have less blogging time lately… so if I haven’t visited you in a while it’s only because of that…

6 Responses so far

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    kmkat said,

    November 22, 2008 @ 5:17 pm

    Googling “skunk cheese” leads me to believe that it has something to do with marijuana, although that is probably not what the sign indicates. Re: spambots. Interesting article. Yahoo does a really good job of filtering spam. Max of a couple a day get through their filters and into my inbox, although I always see a bump when I have to give my email address to someone new when I buy something online. Nice package you got from MB!

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    Chris said,

    November 23, 2008 @ 2:34 pm

    What lovely goodies!!

    My spam email went down to about 1/5 of what it was, although it’s already on the upswing. I think spam blog comments must come from somewhere else, because I didn’t notice much of a change.

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    Sara said,

    November 24, 2008 @ 7:50 am

    *shakes head* Only in Whitefield…

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    Emily said,

    November 24, 2008 @ 11:04 am

    Very interesting article! I’ve been very lucky and the spammers haven’t found either of my email addresses yet (either that or my ISP is very good at catching those before they come to my inbox.)

    What a fun package!

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    Lucia said,

    November 24, 2008 @ 11:32 am

    You are a lucky woman indeed. The thing about spam is that we never see most of it — mail servers catch it before it goes through. Something like 85 percent of all email traffic is spam, so that gives you an idea: even if it seems like your server is letting way too much through, it’s still catching a lot more.

    It’ll be interesting to see how long the volume drop lasts. My bet is that someone else will step in and pick up the slack. As always, unscrupulous people can make boatloads of money. Then it will be interesting to see if anyone will go after the new villains, and so forth and so on. It does seem like the authorities don’t care that much.

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    Blogless Carrie said,

    December 7, 2008 @ 10:04 pm

    Still don’t know what skunk cheese is, and I haven’t screwed up the gumption to ask yet. I shall do it before knit night this week…

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